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. it was believed they forged a partnership, but jon karl is in washington, and the speaker fired off a letter just before we came on the air tonight? >> reporter: that's right. the speaker and the president were on the verge of an historic deal that would have cut spending by $3.5 trillion, dealt with the debt crisis and raised that debt ceiling. now, the speaker has fired off this letter to all the members of the house, saying the deal, the talks are over. he says it has become evident that the white house is simply not serious about ending the spending binge. in the end, the speaker writes, we could not connect. i'm told this broke down over a disagreement over how much to raise tax revenues. >> and jon, you know it wasn't long after we learned that this letter was coming that the president said he was going to fire back then, too. here's what the president just said, we'll get your reaction herere >> we have run out of time and they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default. and they can come up with any plans s at they want and bring them up here and we wi
situation. for the latest we begin with jon karl. jon, you broke the story of this framework late last night. this morning we were all told the leaders were going to inform their rank and file members of the details this afternoon, but hour after hour has gone by. the briefings haven't taken place, there's no final deal. >> the reason why it hasn't happened is because they have a few minor issues to be worked out. i'm told they are relatively minor issues. once that happens, the hard work happens, which is they have to convince enough rank and file democrats and republicans to support the bill to get it passed. a rare sunday on capitol hill. senators rushing to work and even rarer these days, the leaders actutually smiling. they finally have come together. congressional leaders and the president on a debt plan. it looks like this. a debt ceiling increase of up to $2.4 trillion. that's enough to last through the presidential election. agreement on up to $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years. a new congressional committee to recommend additional deficit reduction of up to $1.5 trillion.
to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, dan. well, the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that have no chance of passing. but republican leaders say they're fully engaged with the white house. and have spoken with the president this afternoon to try to find a way to break the impasse. finally, signs of progress.. >> i'm confident and optimistic that we're going to get an agreement in the very near future and resolve this crisis. >> in spite of our differences, we're dealing with reasonable, responsible people, who want this crisis to end as quickly as possible. and i'm confident we will. >> reporter: you wouldn't know it by looking at what congress is actually doing. >> the american people are looking for a real solution. >> reporter: the house spent the day voting down the bill offered by senate democrats, even though the senate hadn't passed it yet. >> there is ab
, abc's george stephanopoulos here in new york, jon karl and jake tapper in washington. and all three told me, they have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: with just about a week to go, none of f e leaders, none of them, not the president, not the speaker of the house, not the democratic leader of the senate, know how this is going to turn out. right now, there are no votes to pass anything. >> so, you are saying that the white house has no idea -- >> reporter: how this is going to play out? >> no idea. >> reporter: no solid idea. absolutely not. >> they have a plan? >> reporter: none at all. like this in 20 years in this town where nobody knows how it's going to end. >> republicans get to have their fight next year, in any case, right? it's an election year. we can fight about taxes in this country during an election year. why make the debt ceiling an issue? why make it about the debt ceiling as opposed to the fact that we're going to elect a president? >> reporter: because it's working for them right now. >> reporter: and also, diane, the question is, you got to forc
passes in new york. michele bachmann's latest history fail, and perfect material for the likes of jon stewart and conan o'brien. the "last word" tonight. >>> still aheadinthis hour, the supreme dort's newest justice elena haggan issued a blist blistering -- the high court ruled against free speech. coming up, i'll tell you why she's right. >>> we'll examine the nixon mellow entitled "a plan for putting the gop on tv news." ahead on the "last word." -having her is amazing. -we made a miracle. and we got onesies! sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? i grew up wearing lots of hand-me-downs. bell bottoms in the '80s? not pretty. then she found them. she loved them, so i washed them in tide with downy and they're still soft and fresh. right? i'm blogging. really. i'm talking. that's my tide. what's yours? i'm talking. diabetes testing? it's all the same. nothing changes. then try this. freestyle lite® blood glucose test strip. sure, but it's not gonna-- [beep] wow. y
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there are going to be folks on both sides. the question is, can you get enough votes? and i think jon is absolutely right. it's critically important that we raise the debt ceiling. i think, however, the president of the united states is not a freshman house republican. >> right. >> and as i said, this deal has been on the table for a long time. this problem has been on the table for a long time. i think we need the president of the united states, the leader of the free world, to step forward and lead here. and i think there will be enough bipartisan support to get a deal done. >> has he not been leading on this? i mean, with regards to his most recent conversations? >> you know, disappointingly president obama put forward a budget in february. this was his opportunity to lead, in my opinion that. budget was voted down 97-0. it tackled entitlement reform not a bit. he gave a wonderful speech in april which the congressional budget office said it couldn't score because there weren't enough specifics. the truth is, the president himself has never put a deal on the table. he's asked other
. no one's making anything happen. >> so, we asked jon karl of abc to break it down and tell us, why it is so hard to cut a deal. >> reporter: welcome to washington, a place where, right now, it seems, nothing can get done. >> every one of us is an accomplice in causing this great nation to decline. every single o o of us. >> reporter: congresestoday looked like a bad game show. >> this is the wheel of misfortune that we have to avoid getting into. >> reporter: the key number, 217. the votes needed to pass a debt deal in the house. republicans are now in charge, but they don't have 217 votes to not even the last ditch option offered by republican mitch mcconnell, that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling, but to put republicans on record opposing it. tea party republicans are saying no way to mcconnell. there is no way you'll do that, even if mitch mcconnell says it's the only option? >> mitch mcconnell is not the only person with a brain here in washington, d.c. >> reporter: after more than a week of sniping, the two republican leaders in the house say they've made pe
" sunday, we'll have the key players from all sides: white house chief of staff bill daley and senators jon kyl, dick durban, mark warner and saxby chambliss. that's sunday on "face the nation." oslo, norway, is where the nobel peace prize is awarded, but today the city known for peace was marred by terrible violence. a powerful bomb exploded near the prime minister's office. he was not hurt, but at least seven people are dead and 15 were injured there. shortly after that, a man dressed in a police uniform opened fire with a rifle on a group of young people at a resort island. police say at least nine were killed there. an arrest was made in that shooting and police believe the two incidents are connected. we begin our coverage with jeff glor in oslo. jeff? >> reporter: bob, good evening to you. oslo is clearly a city shaken tonight. the prime minister of norway called this day "brutal." the explosions ripped through downtown oslo at 3:30 local time. the first images: windows blown out, rubble in the streets, huge plumes of smoke, evoking memories of terror attacks elsewhere but up until no
it out of his operational area for next year. >> yes. and i think it was jon stewart said upon seeing a picture of john boehner recently that he looked like the world's saddest tangerine. but yeah. this exposes john boehner's weakness. political weakness. this is what he wanted for years, the speaker. he got speakership because of the tidal wave of tea party people coming in. but be careful what you wish for, having gotten that majority, he can't govern that majority. he is downstairs and we're waiting to see what happens, one by one, pleading with people to try to get the votes he needs, and he is short. according to people i talked to, he is short. it is humiliating, doesn't want to go through it again. i think he will be challenged some point soon whatever happens on the point. >> huffington post, howard fineman, sam stein, thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between partiers is raging. inside the m
of a mafia-themed pizza chain. newt gingrich, designed to separate the gullible from their money, jon huntsman, gary johnson, former new mexico governor. fred karger, and gay rights activist, andy martin, a man who proclaims himself to be the king of the birthers, and who am i to question? thaddaeus mccarter, very, very fancy socks in youtube videos. jimmy mcmillan, congressman ron paul, who, of course, needs no introduction. former minnesota governor, tim pawlenty, who would love a introduction, but i'm busy. john romer, former massachusetts' governor and current moneybags, willard, mitt romney, and rick santorum. there are a lot of people who think they should be the republican party's choice to run against president obama next year. who has a real shot at it? you can tell by polling. each poll is expensive. if you are a polling firm, particularly if you are polling nationally, you have got to decide who is viable enough as a candidate to warrant inclusion in your poll, who you think has a real chance. you cannot poll on every one every time, you would go broke. you have to narrow d
for next year? >> yes. and i think it was jon stewart who said upon seeing a picture of john boehner recently that he looked like the world's saddest tangerine. but, yeah. i mean, this exposes john boehner's weakness. political weakness. this is what he wanted for years, to be the speaker. he got the speakership because of the tidal wave of tea party people coming in. but be careful what you wish for. now he can't govern that majority. and he's downstairs here, and we are all standing around waiting to see what happens pleading with people to try to get the votes he needs. and he is short. according to the people i have talked to, he's short. it's humiliating. and i think he will be challenged sometime soon, no matter what happens on this vote. >>> thank you both so much for joining me tonight. >>> coming up -- the republicans say they want deficit reduction. what they really mean is government reduction. ezra klein joins me. >>> and an epic battle between tea partiers and hobbits is raging. inside the mind of one u.s. senator, john mccain. "the rewrite" is next. [ thomas ] my sophom
. probably talking about debt ceiling. here's where some of them are. jon huntsman is in salt lake city attending the national governor's association annual meeting. michele bachmann campaigning in iowa, making two stops and her cane cain will be in bermingham, alabama tonight giving the keynote address at the reagan/lincoln dinner. >>> a lot of people in this country, all eyes on the world cup final tomorrow. and cheering hard for those women, the usa team, but the rest of the world may be cheering for usa's opponent. we'll explain. it's 35 minutes past the hour. they said i couldn't fight above my weight class. but i did. they said i couldn't get elected to congress. but i did. ♪ sometimes when we touch ha ha! millions of hits! [ male announcer ] flick, stack, and move between active apps seamlessly. only on the new hp touchpad with webos. a complete four-course seafood feast for $15. start with soup, then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees and finish with something sweet. all for just $15. ending soon, at red lobster. with less chronic low back pain. imagi
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